CPD - EVDA Practical Roadshow


When ? - 10th May 2019 

Where ? -  Hambleton Equine Clinic

Hambleton Equine Clinic are delighted to host one of the EVDA CPD events that they are holding around the UK and Ireland focusing on dental radiography, and extraction of loose, aged and wolf teeth in the field. There will be a combination of lectures, discussion, film readings and wet labs aimed at equine and mixed veterinary practitioners dealing with equine dental disorders.

The course would be suitable to all clinician recently beginning their equine veterinary career and those experienced clinicians wishing to expand their repertoire into the field of equine dentistry. The aim is to provide all delegates with the skills to take diagnostic radiographs of the head and teeth, and interpret them with confidence. Removal of wolf teeth will be covered in both the lectures and practical sessions; detailing safe, efficient and complete extraction techniques. Extraction of loose and aged teeth will be covered in a similar way and give the delegate the armoury to tackle these scenarios in patients were referral is not an option.

Costs £250 EVDA Members / £300 Non-members

EVDA Membership costs £45 and lasts until Congress 2020
EVDA Scrub top included in Wetlab cost for EVDA members

Bookings should be made via the EVDA Facebook event here:  Facebook EVDA Events


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New! Saturday Clinics

New! Saturday Clinics

Saturday 27th April - Equine Dental and Vaccination Clinic

By popular demand we are now running clinics on a Saturday once a month, aimed at clients who struggle to find time for routine appointments during the week. We are now taking appointments for a clinic on Saturday 27th April. Bring your horse to Hambleton Equine Clinic for routine dental appointments and vaccinations. 

To see find out more about the importance of equine dentistry click here.

To book an appointment or find out more about pricing and options, call our reception team.

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The importance of Equine Dentistry

Equine Dentistry

Routine Dentistry and Dental Treatment

Poor dental health is a very common condition in our horses, ponies and donkeys, and can be a cause of severe and chronic pain and poor performance.

Equine dentistry has moved on in leaps and bounds over the past decade. Thankfully we now know much more about equine dental disease and the best ways to prevent and treat it.

At Hambleton Equine Clinic we strive to be at the forefront of modern equine dentistry. From routine checks to advanced dental surgery, our clinicians are experienced and committed to ensuring the dental health of your animal.

The majority of horse owners know that regular dental checks are an essential part of your horse or pony’s routine healthcare. Many horse owners will not know however, just why the routine ‘rasp’ and regular check is necessary.

A horse’s teeth are very different to your own, constantly being worn down by chewing, but also constantly ‘erupting’ throughout its life. Anatomical differences, modern feeding practices and normal age-related changes mean that because of this constant eruption teeth can wear improperly, causing painful sharp points, displacements and overgrowths. Just like in human teeth, other disease processes can also affect horses’ teeth, and if not noted and treated can cause your horse long-term chronic pain and suffering.

Regular checks every 6-12 months help to ensure that problems are identified quickly and avoided where possible. 

Did you know?

  • Studies have shown dental disease to be present in over 50% of horses
  • Dental problems lead to pain, weight-loss, poor-performance, behavioural problems and illness such as colic and infection.

Dental services at Hambleton Equine Clinic

At Hambleton Equine Clinic we provide a thoroughly modern dental service. The latest equipment and techniques used mean that, from your horse’s routine check to a more involved surgical treatment, we are offering you and your horse the best possible service.

Our dental team includes James Marshall who leads the veterinary side of dental treatment, and Mark Thorne, who has been well known and respected in the field of equine dentistry for many years. Surgery is performed by our lead surgeon Phil Cramp, a European and American Specialist in Equine Surgery. 

Our use of oral endoscopy, our expertise in advanced treatments and extractions, as well as our ability to offer endodontic treatment (fillings) mean that we provide the best possible solutions for your horse’s dental problems.

Dental referrals at Hambleton Equine Clinic

We are happy to accept referrals from other vets or equine dental technicians for further work-up or treatment. From diastema treatment, to extractions or sinus surgery. We can offer a full range of dental referral services from our clinic.

Treating vets or EDTs are welcome to contact us by phone or e-mail (dentistry@hambleton-equine.co.uk), or may fill in the referral form on our website. We are also happy to offer telephone advice about cases or review radiographs for clinicians. 

Wherever possible, dental charts and clinical history should be sent along with any referral.

Booking your routine dental appointment

We offer convenient appointment times at excellent value. Our zone visit scheme extends to routine dental appointments, meaning free visits can be arranged to your yard. Discounts are also available when several horses are seen on the same yard.

We have also introduced a monthly dental clinic on a Saturday for those clients that struggle to find time during the week. These clinics are based at our practice near Great Ayton and are dentistry-focused, but will also include vaccinations, general health checks and weight checks on our weighbridge.

To book an appointment or find out more about pricing and options, call our reception team.

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Mark Thorne joins Hambleton Equine

Mark Thorne joins Hambleton Equine full time

April 1st 2019

Hambleton Equine Clinic is delighted to announce that Mark Thorne BAEDT will be joining the practice on a full time basis from April 1st 2019. Mark is a highly respected Equine Dental Technician with 30 years of experience. He is a full member of the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians, and Examiner in Equine Dentistry for BEVA/BVDA examinations.

Mark will be on the road four days a week. He will have a vet with him for three days a week to enable us to provide sedated dentistry services of the highest quality. We will also be running a dental clinic at the Practice on Thursday each week where Mark and James will be available for dental procedures. You can find information about our dental zone visits (Mondays and Wednesdays) here https://www.hambleton-equine.co.uk/dental-zones-.html.

Mark’s full time appointment underlines our continual growth as an independent practice and our commitment to exceptional equine care.

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Event: Client Evening - Dental and First Aid

Event : Client Evening - Dental and First Aid 

Where? Wainstones Hotel, High Street, Stokesley.

When? Thursday 28th March 19:00 - 21:00

You are invited to an informative client event aimed at our Hambleton Equine Clinic clients and their friends.

James Marshall MA VETMB MRCVS will introduce you to equine dental anatomy and Mark Thorne BAEDT will focus on the importance of correct dental care for your horse and what to expect from a routine dental rasp. The will also talk about some advanced equine dentistry and common pathology.

James is also going to deliver a session about common equine emergencies and how to recognise them including wounds, colic, lamness, eye issues and choke. He will be giving top tips on what to do and when to call the vets. You will learn how to apply a bandage correctly, gain an inderstanding of first aid wound management and be advise on what to keep in your first aid kit.

Refreshments will be provided. 

This event if free to clients and their frends, simply call reception on 01642723132 to book your place.

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Dental Endoscopy Offer

Dental Endoscopy Offer

Thursday March 28th only

Hambleton Equine Clinic

We are offering a dental with endoscopy for the price of a standard dental at our equine clinic. Please call reception on 01642 723132 to book an examination with James Marshall MA VETMB MRCVS. There are a limited number of appointments for this and these will be allocated on a first come first servced basis.

Dental endoscopy provides a more in-depth examination than can be achieved with a head torch and dental mirrors. A specialised fibre with a camera allows for greatly magnified images of the smaller and more akward to see aspects of your horse's teeth. This enables detailed visualization of the occlusal aspects of the cheek teeth as well as the buccal, lingual, and palatal aspects allowing for greatly improved detection of oral ulceration and periodontal disease.

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Client Evening Thursday 28th February


Where?  Thirsk Racecourse - 1st floor of the Pavillion

When? Thursday 28th February 19:00-21:00

You are invited to an informative client event aimed at our Hambleton Equine Clinic clients and their friends.

Join Victoria Charlesworth BVetMed MRCVS and Louise BVMS Cert AVP (ESO) MRCVS RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Equine Orthopaedic Surgery for an interesting and entertaining evening.  

Victoria will talk you though the pre-purchase examination process and will explain how to get the most from a vetting. If you are thinking of buying or selling a horse this is a must for you. Victoria has some really interesting examples to talk about. 

Louise has a specific interest in orthopaedics. She will  be talking about lameness, poor performance and how the images we take using our specialist diagnostic processes help us with understanding the problems presented. Come to see what sort of images can be produced with advanced diagnostic imaging techniques, such as MRI and bone scans.  

This event is free to clients and their friends, simply call reception on 01642 723132 to book your place.


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Equine Influenza (Equine Flu) Outbreaks

Cases of equine influenza (EI or equine 'flu) are on the rise across the UK. Cases have been confirmed in Essex, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Suffolk. With the recent confirmation of a case in Yorkshire we all need to be aware of this highly contagious disease.

There have been outbreaks reported in the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium and Germany. Cases have occurred in both vaccinated and unvaccinated horses and all infections so far classified have been associated with a strain of the virus not commonly isolated in Europe since 2009.

EI is a highly contagious viral infection and is transferred from one infected horse to another via discharge and secretions from the respiratory tract. It It is also carried through the air when a horse coughs or sneezes. Please look out for clinical signs of ‘flu in your horse. Symptoms can vary in severity and can include any of the following: 

                   cough, nasal discharge, high temperature, poor appetite, lethargy.

If ‘flu is suspected we can take a nasal swab and a blood sample from the horse. Quick diagnosis is very important in ensuring that we provide the correct supportive treatment for the horse and in limiting the spread of disease.

Please try to encourage vaccination of all horses and check that your horse's influenza vaccinations are up to date. You can consider completing a booster vaccination early if it is due soon. 

Hambleton Equine Clinic are currently offering a vaccine amnesty where if you start your vaccination programme in February or March you will get your 3rd vaccination free.

If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us on 01642 723132

Further information about equine 'flu is available on the Animal Health Trust website.

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Hambleton Equine Clinic and GDPR

The general data protection regulation (GDPR) is a new EU law that will come into effect in May 2018 to replace the current Data Protection Act.


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Great Ayton, North Yorkshire

Tel: 01642 723132
E-Mail: info@hambleton-equine.co.uk
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